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janet napolitano she did not believe the federal government did not believe that the boston incident was tied to a greater plot other than the boston incident. whether it has a bigger plot, in other words, tied to a bigger organization, they wouldn't say. whether it is foreign or domestic, federal officials would not say. as far as anything they've heard chatter wise intelligence wise, before or after, that is the real mystery here. they are not hearing much at all. that is a little bit unique. usually you have terrorist groups that claim responsibility. after the "new york times" new york times square bombing you had al-qaeda claiming right away. you have no one right now. sometimes that happens but it's pretty wear. they are not hearing any chatter. they didn't hear anything before. you heard in that press conference there wasn't a specific threat on a marathon. they had normal threat assessment heading into the race they aren't hearing anything from cellphones and radio traffic afterwards. >> eric: thanks a lot. now, we're going to head back to bill hemmer. we've heard from severa
they are pouring over. janet napolitano, the fbi director, robert muller and nsa director, keith alexander, briefed members of the house and senate agencies this afternoon. in terms of what bostonians are doing, there have been vigils and public events. the largest taking place at boston commons. 8-year-old martin richard was remembered tonight at a vigil in his local parish church. doors were open for official vigils tonight. the st. james in somersville, doors are open. the church in boston proper, st. paul church, there are events at boston university and brandice university. gathering for a vigil for the victims as well as a vigil for the -- itself. the white house announcing today that president obama will travel to boston the day after tomorrow to speak at a service at boston's cathedral of the holy cross. the president branding the attack as an act of terrorism, but officials don't know quote whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist ors, foreign or domestic, or the fact of a malevolent individual. finding out -- that law enforcement is poring over as we speak. what officials are tr
-grown terrorist. we just don't have all the answers right now. >> greta: briefing from homeland security janet napolitano, did she say we're on to somebody? >> i've had briefings with law enforcement, as well. they don't have specific leads at this point. >> this is like a fran sick search and all we have is a bomb. >> i do think it's something is going to come out on this bomb and lead us to where it originated. the other issue we do have a lot of photos. >> greta: we have searched a saudi national. i know because he a saudi national there is a little profiling there. they tackled him and they thought she was suspect. he searched his apartment and he is not a good sign. that is not a good sign. >> that lead washed out. there are other leads. i will say that is why they are asking the public to come forward if they have any information about this. so just like you, i'm very concerned. as you see the people who were killed and injured and maimed and crippled, an eight-year-old boy. it cries out for justice. >> what is curious, secretary napolitano is saying it does not appear to be a coordinate
. what do you expect as this investigation unfolds? >> well, i talked to janet napolitano this afternoon. she told me that there is total cooperation. we have learned a lot -- >> i think you can see it on the stage when the fbi, boston police commissioner came out, the mayor, the governor, it really seems to be there. >> i served on the homeland security committee for seven years and i tell you, we were not ready for 9/11, no one was ready. we are ready now. i think the surveillance cameras, the acuity of everyone that knows they were part of a crime scene is all going to be brought to the floor. i think at the federal, state and local levels. citizens as well. if you are someone that was part of the perpetration of this crime, you should be very worried because i think that everyone is going to be united in using every bit of law enforcement technology to track you down. >> young that washington has a role beyond the president simply saying as he has done, ordering everybody into maximum cooperation and high gear here? >> the president is going to visit here. i think he has that role, a
at this? >> janet napolitano says she things this is not part of a broader movement. >> neil: how would see know that? >> she is privy to a lot of intelligence we don't have. but it's very tough to say. this attack to me had some of the hallmarks of the islamic terror attacks we had multibell bombings, in the bombs we had nails, ball bearings, designed to cause maximum carnage. we don't know who is behind it yet but right now some over hallmarks -- another thing, with the antigovernment extremists. we heard a lot of that yesterday from commentators. you would think they would target a government building, federal building, irs building, government facility, the kind of indiscriminate terror we say yesterday, women and children, an eight-year-old killed, this is hall mark of islamic style attacks which means, these guys follow up and you're talking about no claim of responsibility? that is very interesting. perhaps whoever did it, didn't issue a claim of responsibility because there's more in the works forbid. >> neil: in the case of the oklahoma city bombing, that was done by an america
. to see more winning videos, go to >> janet napolitano is on capitol hill this morning to testify about her department's budget requests. our live coverage is on c-span 3 at 10:00 a.m. eastern. today's moments, headlines, your calls and tweets live on "washington journal." there is legislative business before the house starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern. and thel vote at known debate will continue tomorrow. minutes, we will talk with the judiciary committee member about homeland security policy in the aftermath of the bombings in boston. at 8:30 eastern, we'll discuss the legislative agenda in the senate
to their hypocrisy. >> and to say what happened today, these same people who blamed janet napolitano that any terrorist could walk in and buy a gun. >> john: in many ways when you look at steve king if it was an immigrant, we have to revise the whole program you're the same guys who say all gun owners should not be penalized by the action of a few. but now you're going to do that with immigrants and visas? the expansion of background checks failed to get the necessary votes today. if it has the support of 90% of americans, and it still can't pass the senate, is there any hope of strengthening gun control in this country? i'll go to the mom first. >> the fact that these guys are elected to vote on our behalf, and this is what they do when 90% of america agrees with this, they should be fired. they are not doing their job. this is ridiculous. no one needs a magazine. if he had--how many times are we going to hear it. if he had to stop and reload there will be more children on this earth right now. >> john: jim i know you're a republican much love and respect, but when the majority of republican
. on capitol hill it's been busy. homeland security secretary janet napolitano confirming the fbi still needs and encourages happen from -- help from the public. >> there's video that raises the question of those the fbi would like to speak with. i wouldn't characterize them as suspects. this is not an ncif episode. times you have to take time to properly put the chain together to identify the perpetrators. >> that was a long hearing on the will. katherine harris watched a lot of it live. good afternoon. what else are we hearing from officials on the hill? >> the fbi says they believe the threat is contained in boston. the homeland security secretary saying extra precautions are in play. >> we're implementing security measures both seen and unseen at airports, transit hubs, within the maritime environment. the coast guard is providing security on the ferries in the boston area. viper teams are doing surges in terms of ground transportation and the like. >> the head of the house homeland security committee saying the fbi has a serial number from the pressure cooker that is one of the explosive
hearing today. homeland security secretary janet napolitano is among the witnesses that will be testifying. >>> also investigators in texas are telling theway koa tribune that -- the waco tribune that they believe 17 people were killed in the fertilizer explosion. the mayor of the city of west texas estimated the if explosion killed 35-40 people. the investigation into the explosion won't really start until the search for more of the victims is finished. >>> a father is afraid for his son's life after a 17-year-old son and friend were misidentified as the boston marathon bombing suspects. the original article appeared in the new york post. sala learned about the mistake on social media then he and his friend went straight to the police department to clear their names. now still they worry about the impact it will have on the rest of their lives. >> people lost families. lost part of their bodies. they all blame me. but i can tell you it wasn't me. >> he wants an apology from the post. the post updated the story reporting the two men have been cleared by investigators. >>> some bay area gar
's interesting, janet napolitano can the department of homeland security chief, neil, says there was a ping when the older brother went to russia. okay. was there a ping when he returned? apparently not. because apparently, after he was there for six months, no one in our intelligence agencies met with this guy to see what he was up to, and look, neil, don't want to bash the fbi. they have done a great job since 9/11. broken up so many plots here on u.s. soil. taken in a lot of islamic terrorists, wannabe islamic terrorists but this is tough. those not have happened, this boston bombing. what they asking him two years ago when the fbi interviewed this older brother in 2011? how was he cleared. holiday was the ft. hood shoot north followed -- shooter not followed up on. there's a pattern of major mistakes leading to people getting killed. >> neil: thank you very much. ken fineberg is speaking and will be the man that disburses the one fun that has millions set aside on the part of businesses, bostonnans and sympathetic americans who provided millions to bostonians, and those visiting who were inj
of this event. "studio b" win shepard starts right now. >> security secretary janet napolitano crossing over the wires in the last minute or so a statement saying that this bombing is not believed to be part of any larger plot. again, from the homeland security secretary, the word we have been hoping to hear for the better part of 24 hours, there is no indication of any kind that this bombing is part of a larger plot of any kind. at the moment we're live near boylston street, a few blocks from the finish line. we're just more than the 2 hours during this program yesterday a terror attack stunned the city in celebration. sources are saying explosioned in the twin blasts were made from pressure cookers. experts say attackers previously used pressurer cookers for bomb in afghanistan in the foiled bombing in times square in 2010. a live look at massachusetts general hospital where we expect a news conference to begin moments from now with updates on the victims. a federal law enforcement source tells fox news that investigators have ruled out that saudi person of interest they were questioning a
. it was a written release by janet napolitano, the obama department of homeland security secretary. she said why obama had decided to issue the reassurance. there are probable no broader attacks, no more anywhere in the u.s. that is reassuring. here in washington, the public is wary, and they dominate what the congress is talking about. >> reporter: big issues like gun control are out of the spotlight. the horrifying attack dominates the americans' attention, but pulls americans together. this is the chicago tribute, solidarity, from one area to another. in pain. citing how bostonians rushed in to help the injured. president obama sent a message of solidarity and defiance. >> you want to know who we are and who america is, how we respond to evil? that is it. selfless selflessly, compassionatly. >> reporter: any time bombs are used, it is an act of terror, he says, the lawmaker got an intel briefing last week. >> there was no evidence at all, no intelligence that seemed to be out there. >> reporter: the top senate republican was critical. >> i think it is safe to say that for many, the complacenc
now on capitol hill homeland security secretary janet napolitano is speaking on reform. let's bring in former pennsylvania congressman patrick murphy and republican strategist danny vargas. good morning to both of you. i think there is no doubt that the bombing has complicated the immigration bill process. rand paul asking to delay the bill until they know more about the facts of the suspects. what is your take? >> i agree with congressman ryan. what happened in boston does emphasize the fact that we need to move forward with our immigration reform debate. part of the debate ought to include ways to modernize the way that law enforcement is able to work with homeland security. our immigration system today is broken. it doesn't meet the needs of our economy and security. we need to move forward with this debate on how to make sure that our immigration system moving forward does meet the needs. >> i'm hearing it sounds like a lot of the things i heard after 9/11 which is that you think really what is broken here when we are talking about this specific case is interagency cooperation.
" of tomorrow will morning at 7:00 eastern on cnn. janet napolitano at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow also on c- span. graham speaks on a decision not to prosecute the as an marathon bomber enemy combatants. >> i understand we will have a moment of silence for the victims in boston. that is appropriate, and the president is right to lead that effort. the families who have lost loved ones, to those who have been injured, our heartbreaks as a nation. to the people of boston, you make us proud by the courage you have shown. to the law enforcement officials and intelligence community, god bless you for your hard work and your bravery. what brings me here today is i have been informed that the obama administration has indicated this suspect in boston will not be treated as an enemy combatants. i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to roll out and in the combat the status for the suspect at this time. i believe such a decision is premature. it is impossible for us to gather the evidence in just a few days to determine whether or not this individual should be held for questioning unde
, there is a gravel road that runs a mile and if janet napolitano came to me and said, steve king, i'm going to offer you $6 million a mile to guard your west road, and i want you to make sure that only -- only 10% of the people that want to go across there get across, and i recognize that 60%, 70%, 80% are crossing. we have border patrol testimony that shows they're interdicting 25% of those who cross the border and that's the ones we do see. when i go down to the border and ask the people that are front lines, boots on the ground people, the most consistent number i get from them is 10%. but even if it's 25%, and even if the peak of the illegal crossings that we had several years ago, as reflected in that fashion that 25%, that means that we were having 11,000 a night go across our southern border, four million illegal crossings a year, maybe that's only down to two million now. but i suspect it's more than that. but in any case, the $6 million a mile, plus what we've added since the last time i calculated here, plus this $4.5 billion that they would add takes us up to at least $8.25 million a mile
on immigration legislation. as we mentioned, the department of homeland security secretary janet napolitano was slated to testify but we do not expect to see her now, however, the hearing on immigration will proceed >> [inaudible conversations] >> the committee could come to order please. i apologize for the d. as you know, there is a great deal going on in massachusetts. i hope everybody can well understand why the secretary napolitano will not be here. we will reschedule her. i hope she won't mind me mentioning, but i totally agree in the way that law enforcement has responded. i am distressed of an officer being killed and critically wounded, just as we are of all the people who were injured or killed from the marathon. it should have been a joyous, joyous occasion, as most marathons are, prospectives and participants and otherwise and i want to thank dr. holtz-eakin and mr. cassano for being here and we'll go forward. the bipartisan proposal we have established to citizen -- citizenship, the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country, it addresses the current immigration system,
and the homeland security department, janet napolitano are going to face a lot of questions about what they knew and what they didn't know. and we should say in fairness to them, obviously, this was said in the bush administration when i was here and should be said now, which is that for the department of homeland security still a relatively new federal agency post 9/11 as you noted, they have to be right 100% of the time. the terrorists only have to be right once. and all of a sudden we have horrific scene. so, there are a lot of terror attacks that thwarted in the bush administration that have been thwarted in this administration. but now this one was not. why not is going to be a big question. >> bill: yeah. particularly when the funerals of the children, one confirmed dead 8-year-old girl, but there are, we understand, 8 other children that have been injured or in the hospital. all right. we appreciate it, ed. we'll talk with you again tomorrow. >> thanks, bill. >> bill: we have fox news anchor bill hemmer up in boston now. you just got up there, hemmer? >> sure did. just about two hours ago
secretary, janet napolitano. he will continue to get updates throughout the evening. there's not a lot of information on who carried out the attacks this evening. they don't know if it was carried out by someone here on u.s. soil or someone abroad. so, that is really the key question they are looking into. again, president obama is looking to monitor this situation into the evening. lawrence? >> thank you. joining me now with the latest on that investigation, nbc news justice correspondent, pete williams. >> lawrence, good evening. investigators know this attack involved two bombs. what they don't know is whether there were other explosives involved. at least five other packages found on the street were deemed to be suspicious and destroyed by boston police and bomb squad techs. there were many packages to check. people dropped what they were carrying and ran away. we have heard conflicting accounts about whether there were unexploded bombs. some say two other packages were found that contained forms of explosiv explosives, others say there were just the two bombs. that remains unclear
also spoke with janet napolitano. the president vowed that those responsible will be found and held accountable. >>> we still do not know who did this or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. make no mistake, we'll get to the bottom of this and we'll find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. today is a holiday in massachusetts. patriots day. it's a day that celebrates the free and fiercely independent spirit that this great american city of boston has reflected from the earliest days of our nation. and it's a day that draws the world to boston's streets in a spirit of friendly competition. boston is a tough and resilient town and so are the people. i'm confident that they will put together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city and as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> jessica yellin is at the white house. the one thing we did not hear from the president was the word "terror."
by robert muller, the director of the fbi as well as dhs secretary, janet napolitano. he will continue to get updates throughout the evening. but again, there's not a whole lot of information in terms of who actually carried out this attack. some frustration here this evening because they don't know the if this was carried out by someone here on u.s. soil or someone abroad. so, that is really the key question they are looking into. again, president obama is continuing to monitor the situation into the evening. lawrence? >> kristen welker, thank you. joining me now with the latest on that investigation, nbc news justice correspondent, pete williams. >> lawrence, good evening. investigators know for certain that this attack involved two bombs. but what they don't know the is whether there were any other explosives involved. frankly the information is confused tonight. at least five other packages found on the street were deemed to be suspicious and destroyed by boston police and bomb squad techs. there were many packages to check, officials say because after the explosions people dropped
dhs secretary janet napolitano and he will continue to get updates throughout the evening. again, there's not a whole lot of information in terms of who actually carried out the acts of frustration this evening because they don't know if this was carried out by someone here on u.s. soil or someone abroad. so that is really the key question they are looking into. again, president obama continuing to monitor the situation into the evening, lawrence. >> kristen welker, thank you. joining me now nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. >> lawrence, good evening. investigators know for certain that this attack involved two bombs, but what they don't know is whether there were any other explosives involved. and frankly, the information on this is confused tonight. at least five other packages found on the street were deemed to be suspicious, and were destroyed by boston police and bomb squad techs. and there were many packages to check, officials say, because after the explosions, people simply dropped what they were carrying and ran away. we have heard, quite frankly, conflicting
this as an act of terror and as if for an emphasis, we heard now within the last hour or so from janet napolitano and eric holder, the attorney general, both saying this is being treated as an act of terror. the white house wants to make it clear how seriously they take this. >> peter alexander, thanks so much. >> i want to bring in tom busey, president of usa sports media group. he ran the marathon and crossed the finish line moments before the first explosion. if you would, take us back to that scene. you've just finished. you're in this sort of post marathon haze and then what? >> sure. it was the best and the worst, right? an absolutely beautiful day gone tragic. crossing the finish line a couple minutes before the explosion was euphoric, followed by they are or four minutes later, the first of two bombs going off. we were walking around. those who just finished in a days. after 26.5 miles, you're kind of out of it. you're empty. the first bomb took us all a bit by surprise and i think everybody sort of looked around and thought to themselves, what has just happen here? maybe there was the po
: the secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano, said there's no evidence of a wider plot, but extra security measures will stay in effect for now. that was apparent across the country with a heightened state of vigilance. k-9 teams were out in force at los angeles international airport, a terminal was evacuated at new york's laguardia airport because of a suspicious package. and a plane turned back to the gate at boston's logan international airport because a bag wasn't screened properly. >> brown: this afternoon, the white house confirmed the president will attend a memorial for the victims in boston on thursday. joining us from boston now is david boeri, senior reporter for wbur public radio. david, what if anything can you add to where the investigation stands now? what leads might be being followed? >> we have a 12 acre crime scene here so they're still poring through that scene. there's going to be problems tonight because we're expecting rain and it is windy as well so some of those fragments are moving and blowing out. but they are working this scene as intensively, they say,
. janet napolitano said this is not part of a broader blot. then the ricin issue emerged. we can't say that definitively at this hour, can we? >> well, we don't know what we don't know. and i don't think anybody in this investigation truly noise everything yet. i think they know what type of explosive, they know what type of device, they know what type of detonation device. they have a good indication that it is somebody that lives locally. the fbi releasing that they want citizens that heard any kind of explosion, no matter how small, to call in. and i think this is an indicator that they believed there was a homemade explosive content to the bomb and they were testing the formula and certainly it also means that somebody lives in the area at least prior to them planting the bombs. >> what do you make of, how important will the remains that we showed the pictures of earlier of this crock pat or pressure cooker bomb that was made and the remains of that, how important is that going to be to the investigation? and what do you know about these pressure cooker bombs? >> well, i don't know
there. well, around the nation, police are still on high alert, but secretary of homeland security janet napolitano said there's no evidence that the bombings in boston are connected to any type of broader terrorist plot. steve handelsman is in the nation's capital where an annual event like the boston marathon that's coming up was not coming up. >> reporter: right, jess, thanks, good evening. i think a lot of people here in the nation's capital and a lot visit here like a lot visited in boston this week had the attitude of that young runner from chico, california. can't let them win. and so there were people on the streets here. now boston has dominated in a way what lawmakers are talking about on capitol hill, but lawmakers and ordinary life here in the nation's capital has gone on. in washington, the annual emancipation day parade went off safely. lots of cops everywhere. >> good to see a good police presence. >> reporter: trash cans were tipped over and secured. >> i feel pretty safe. i do. >> reporter: big issues like gun control are out of the spotlight. gabby giffords understands.
senate coverage here on c-span2. >>> also today janet napolitano will testify on capitol hill on the president's tbowrt homeland security budget request including $39 million of discretionary spending which is a decrease from 2012. she's expected to talk about the boston marathon bombings, disaster relief, and boarder security. you can see it on c-span three. >>> coming up next remarking in iceland's president olafur grimsson. he spoke earlier this beak at the national press club in washington, d.c. the remarks about an hour. >> our guest today, icelandic president olafur grimsson said we live in an ice dependent world. perhaps it comes as no surprise, the that president the leader of a country with ice in the name would like the world to take notice of the glacier and sea ice that dominate the arctic neighborhood. but the british educate political scientist elected july 30th to a record fifth term as ice lands' president as a global worry. the north pole's shrinking icecap is breaking havoc on the weather system, and ecology. the -- disappearance of arctic is diminishing sea
? >> the answer, which homeland security secretary janet napolitano conceded is no. underlying the according tos used by opponents of gun safety issues is the implied position that 30,000 people are going to die each year by guns and that's the way it has to be. it's the price of freedom. and it is absolutely true that some number of horrible events is, in fact, the price of freedom. you cannot have total security without the country becoming a police state. we expose ourselves to risk by getting out of the house in the morning, getting in a car, going into a public space, through there is a bizarre and perverse mismatch in our political culture about what risks are acceptable and what are not, depending on what the implement of violence is or what the origin of the perpetrator is. so, today, the manchin/toomey background check amendment, the gun bill, the watered down compromise failed to pass the senate's agreed upon filibuster of 60. keep in mind, it got 54 votes, four more allowed than if it was an actual up or down vote. it was fill bustered. >> the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied a
, the secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano, the vice president was also in there as well as his national security team and his chief of staff and deputy chief of staff here in the white house. no indication whether they will come out here with him. so far only the president is scheduled to be here. there he is. >> good morning, everybody. i've just been briefed by my national security team, including fbi director mueller, attorney general holder, secretary napolitano and my counterterrorism and homeland security adviser lisa monaco on the attacks in boston. we continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens and investigate and to respond to this attack. obviously our first thoughts this morning are with the victims, their families and the city of boston. we know that twoook theives of others, including an 8-year-old boy. this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terr
, on the investigative side, i know that janet napolitano testified this morning and play a little bit of her caution to everyone. >> the investigation is proceeding apace and it just, you know, this is not an ncis episode. sometimes you have to take time to properly you know, put the chain together to identify the perpetrators. >> and pete said something that you as an experienced justice and homeland security correspondent know all too well. the pieces are being put together. tell us where we stand today. >> they're moving on several tracks, andrea. the photo track may be among the most promising. the government believes it has identified two people it wants to find, identify, find and interview. that have been seen acting suspiciously, carrying backpacks, duffle bags that are heavy. they think the bomb weighed 20 pounds, so they're interested in talking to them. they may or may not show us pictures of that. there was some back and forth on this the last 24 hours, about the advantages and disadvantages and we were thinking we might hear about it this afternoon. we may not. that is still in flux. as
is concerned, homeland secretary janet napolitano told congressional hearing today videos have identified two men who might have had a role in the bombings but she would not characterize them as suspects yet. she also pleaded for patience. >> this is not an ncis episode. sometimes you have to take time to properly put the chain together to identify the perpetrators, but everyone's committed to seeing that that gets done in the right way. >> nbc news correspondent pete williams has an update. what are you hearing regarding this video? >> video and still pictures is my understanding, tamron. >> yeah. >> we may see them today, we may not. this is kind of a back-and-forth thing. it seems, i guess, likely at this point that we will. and it should be clear if they do show these pictures today, these are the people they're most interested in talking to. you know, i don't think anyone at this point is saying the fbi has quote/unquote, found the bombers. they see the faces but they don't know who they are and if they show them publicly, they're going to be asking for public help to identify them so th
in those bombs. nonetheless, though, homeland security secretary janet napolitano testifying on capitol hill today, cautioned us all not to get ahead of ourselves. >> the investigation is proceeding apace, and it just, you know, this is not an "ncis" episode. sometimes you have to take time to properly, you know, put the chain together to identify the perpetrators. >> reporter: clearly, though, they've made a lot of progress. this city is trying to make a lot of progress in healing itself, healing our city was the theme of all of the may recall events today. president and mrs. obama both here today. the president meeting with volunteers, president and mrs. obama meeting with families of victim -- family of victim krystle campbell and also of people who survived the blast. earlier at the cathedral of the holy cross, an interfaith service that featured clergy from various faiths, as well as cardinal sean o'malley, and politicians as well. the mayor of boston, the governor of massachusetts, and the president, urging this city to, as he said, reclaim its grace. michelle? >> thank you so muc
is committed to seeing that gets done in the right way. >> homeland security janet napolitano. we're expected to hear from the fbi at 5:00 p.m. eastern. they have sifted through thousands of reports. and with dozens of agencies involved, there's some confusion. thank you for joining us. >> you bet. thank you. >> first question here is what a lot of people are thinking as we hear these reports of thousands of hours of video. a lot of people helping and submitting frphotographs. how do you deal with information overload when you're in one of these urgent investigations? >> well, you know, i don't consider it information overload. the more information you can get, you have to sift through it and determine what may be germane to this particular situation, but, you know, you always have to start at the scene. and once you get to the scene and start the investigation from there, then you get a lot of intelligence information as to where you want to gorks how you want to go, and if you think about many of the events you had in the past, that eventually that type of investigation gets a license attac
and homeland security secretary janet napolitano also talked about this investigation and urged everyone to be patient. >> the investigation is proceeding apace, and it just, you know, this is not an "ncis" episode. sometimes you have to take time to properly put the chain together to identify the perpetrators. >> but everyone is clearly impatient, clearly, especially after the news blackout, essentially, of the last couple of days, with a lot of anonymous or anonymously sourced information, flowing into the news vacuum. we will get more official information on the record from law enforcement officials led by the fbi, at the top of the hour, cnbc will bring it to you live. michelle, bill? >> yep, just 40 minutes away, scott. thank you. >>> all right, on the heels of the terror out of boston and the terrifying and deadly explosion in texas. >> yeah, that horrific fire at that fertilizer plant north of waco injured more than 160 people, left several dead. we'll go live to the scene for the latest developments when we come back. carfirmation. only hertz gives you a carfirmation. hey, this i
the video where janet napolitano denied enjoy, but yet it's been confirmed -- denied that, but yet it's been confirmed by multiple sources. >> members of congress have it right now, and they'll make the contents public. we don't know if he was connected to the bombing or not, but it's a strange coincidence for sure. >> sean: guys, thank you very much for being with us. appreciate your insight tonight. coming up, now that the fbi has released video and images of the suspects, what does it mean for this investigation? when we come back, we'll check in with our prosecutors. they're here to explain. later are these photos enough to find the identity of these suspects? we'll break it down as "hannity" continues. are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. >> sean: this is a fox news alert. we now know what the two suspects in the boston marathon terror bombing look like. the fbi has released the video you're looking at along with th
, after fort hood, for example, after the underwear bomber, after that terrorist attack janet napolitano comes out and says lone actor, lone actor, no connections to international terrorism. there's no way they know that and there's a lot of evidence that points in the opposite direction. they seem very hesitant to assert or even frankly investigate any ties to islamic jihad. they don't want to talk about islamic jihad. and when you face the fact that that is, you know, the world that we live in, there is a war underway, we are, frankly, being attacked by islamic jihadist, when you have a government that instead wants to immediately put everybody into the criminal justice system and stop asking questions, i think it raises a real concern. >> liz, thank you. i agree, he's probably going to get convict the. when you commit a crime on tape you usually get convicted. thank you. >> thank you. >> on the topic of surveillance video, that played a key role in tracking down the accused bombers. so i have a question. are you in favor of saturating cities with surveillance cameras? go to gretawire.
security secretary janet napolitano will testify where yesterday, to say the least, tempers were high. >> few ways to improve the bill, off an amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly to those who were pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston, as a, i would say, excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that! >> i didn't say you -- >> i never said that! >> i didn't say did you, sir. >> i didn't say anything about -- >> i didn't interrupt you, mr. grassley. >> mr. chairman within don't appreciate demeaning the witnesses that come here. >> let me finish. >> man! a chuck schumer and a chuck grassley going after each other hurts this chuck. anyway, a divide is emerging in the republican party between those making it known they'll get behind the senate bill and those using boston as an excuse to kill or delay it in chicago. maybe the most important to speak out in favor of this deal, paul ryan, made it clear he is on the immigration reform train. >> we have a broken immigration system and if
progress in the wake of the boston bombings. but at a senate hearing, janet napolitano said people here illegally might come forward for a chance at citizenship, making immigration control more effective. >> the existing bill builds on that and one of the important things, the existing bill does, quite frankly from a law enforcement perspective is bringing all of the people out of the shadows who are currently in the shadows. >> sreenivasan: the brothers who allegedly carried out the boston bombings came to the u.s. from chechnya about ten years ago and received asylum. the murder trial of an abortion provider in philadelphia took a sudden turn today. a state court judge dismissed charges that dr. kermit gosnell murdered three babies during late-term abortions. prosecutors alleged that he killed them after they were born alive. gosnell still faces charges he murdered four other babies, as well as a patient who died after an abortion. in iraq, at least 56 people died after government forces raided a sunni protest camp before dawn. the raid sparked fierce fighting in hawija, about 160 mil
. speaking before the senate judiciary committee, janet napolitano, a volatile region in russia has been plagued with radical violence. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia and if you weren't, the reason. >> the travel in 2012 that you're referring to? >> yes. >> yes, the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned, all investigations had been -- the matter had been closed. >> did the agency drop the ball? the question keeps building. congressman michael mccaul is "outfront" tonight. good to see you. >> thank you, erin. >> the fbi was aware of the recent trip to russia and found nothing derogatory but according to some reports, russia didn't stop there and as recently as november of last year, russia's secret service alerted the fbi about tamerlan's alleged contact with a militant. they said they didn't get an alert but i ask you, what did you know about whether russia warned the united states again about tsarnaev's extremist ties? >> the fbi told me that they were not warned again. let's look at the facts here. the fbi has denied they ha
of homeland security janet napolitano testifying right now on the senate immigration reproposal. originally supposed to testify last week but had to cancel because of the boston investigation and the bombings are starting to seep buyinto the debate on whether to reform our immigration system. both sides accusing the other of politicizing the tragedy. at a senate hearing on immigration on monday new york's charles schumer struck a nerve when he said this about opponents of reform. >>rly those who were pointing happened. terrible tragedy in boston as a -- as -- i would say excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it. >> republican chuck grassley of iowa took offense. >> i never said that. i never said that. >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say anything about -- >> i didn't say that. >> grassley is one of several republican who's are skeptical about immigration reform. and say the boston bombings carried out by two immigrants, demonstrate the need for caution in the air. this is how he put it on friday. >> given the events of this week, it's important for us to und
of homeland security, janet napolitano just a few moments ago. what more have you learned about this attack? >> actually a few hours ago. but what we have learned is that they haven't been able to distinguish whether it is an international or domestic terrorist, only that there is a treasure trove of potential evidence in videos and witness statements and a large part of our focus at the federal level working with state and local officials is to try and provide the assets necessary to accelerate the viewing of the videos to bring in experts that might be able to determine information from those videos. the videos remain one of the center points of the investigation. there are still videos flooding in from individuals, because iphones and other video equipment. and that's all welcomed. but there is a mountain of this information to go through and it does present a very encouraging avenue, given the magnitude of the video and the camera work that was done there in terms of what happened at that scene. so that remains one of the priorities right now. >> congressman, you used to be a district a
bombings. today during a hearing secretary of homeland security janet napolitano took heat from lawmakers who want to know why nothing was done to stop tamerlan tsarnaev even after the government was warned in 2011 that he might represent a threat to national security. tsarnaev reportedly traveled to russia last year. napolitano admitted today that the government had not first taken notice of that trip you -- that the government had at first taken notice of the trip but then dropped the vase. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia? if you weren't, the reason. >> the travel in 2012 that you're referring to. >> yeah. >> yes, the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned all investigations had been -- the matter had been closed. >> and just a few moments ago i spoke with senator chuck grassley ranking member of the judiciary committee about that exchange. >> when you have a ping like that or an alert like that, that immediately the fbi should have been notified about it, and senator graham brought out today that the fbi didn't know anything a
in theeo area fame by frame. janet that pol napolitano, thera there's no evidence that the bombings were a part of a bigger plot. security will remained ramped up as a precaution. pr 170 people were hurt in the boston marathon bombings. some the physical evidence at the process is being processed in virginia in quantico. >>> tonight the unbelievable nightmare continues in area hospitals today. doctors an d nurse right sided nurse ri working round theght clock to d to the victims. vic doctors in massachusetts general say thmaey performed severall amputation and removed shrapnel. >> many of them have severe se wounds, mostly in the lower part of their body, w the blast effect of the bomb as well as small metallic fragments that entered their body, pellets, shrapnel, nails thatel this bomb had. >> more than 170 hurt by the th blast, many still in the hospital, some critical condition. spectators and and participates are back home tonight. we have their stories. >> reporter: we spoke way number of local run nez, bu rune most compeling story came from the wall family. family >> they took pi
comments at 2:00 eastern on c-span3. earlier today homeland secure the secretary janet napolitano testified on capitol hill. she was talking about the 2014 budget request for our department. she discussed the west texas oil refinery explosion and the boston marathon bombs. here's a look. >> i'll begin with west texas as the more recent event and give you the most current information that we have about the explosion. and, of course, our sympathies and concerns go out to the families of those who've lost loved ones or who have had a loved one who has been injured. as of right now the faa has issued a temporary flight restriction over the area. the texas commission on environmental quality is providing air monitoring and technical assistance. texas task force one has been alerted to provide structural collapse support. the union pacific railroad has halted freight service. and local authorities have turned off utility service in the area including gas and electricity. there is an incident command center at a triage center, but they been recently moved due to fears that additional tanks could b
investigation came up on capitol hill during a hearing with a homeland security janet napolitano. she talked on a number of issues, but about the investigation so far. yoe to bostohe fbi brs. hi gtl is here, saying he was at the scene along with many other people. boston detectives saw this moving quickly moving out of the crowd. he seems to be moving deliberately, which could be a natural thing. they ended up taking him to the hospital. that is straight off cbs. we ask average american to assist law enforcement in identifying who the bomber was. see something, say some. now we have someone who was being deported due to national security concerns, who was at the scene, he can possibly i.d. everybody, we're asking that in boston, and we had this g there, and he was detailed in the hospital, covered with blood, and that we will deport him. ofif i might, i am unaware anyone who is being deported for national security concerns at all related to boston. i do not know where -- eli >> he is being deported. >> like i said, i do not even think he was technically a person of interest or a suspect. tha
security. >> janet napolitano was supposed to be speaking at a hearing right now but that has been postponed priorities are changing in washington. president obama was briefed overnight by his counter terrorism and homeland security advisories. earlier this week, he had said that the white house would not be disrupted to the ongoing investigation and that they wouldn't be speculating on anything. just hours before that deadly shooting that left one suspect dead, president obama was in boston speaking at an interfaith prayer service. then he and first lady michelle obama met with victims from monday's blast. i am still waiting to hear back from my contact at the white house this hour as to whether or not president obama could be speaking this morning. as of now the daily white house press conference with spokesman jay carney is still scheduled for 9 a.m. pacific. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, runners are hitting the streets of san fransisco. it's in honor of the boston marathon bombing victims. ktvu's tara moriarty was right there for the s
hears from homeland security secretary janet napolitano about immigration policy. that's on c-span at 9:30 a.m. eastern. on c-span3 at 10 eastern, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau, richard cordray, presents the bureau's semiannual report to the senate banking committee. also on c-span3 a senate judiciary subcommittee looks into constitutional and statutory authority for drone strikes and targeted killings. that's at 4 p.m. eastern. >>> one of the problems when the judges are appointing the public defenders is then the public defender's job is reliant on their approval. and judges are judged, um, on their efficiency often; how fast do they process cases, how quickly do they get through the docket? so they're going to want a public defender that goes along and gets along, that does their bidding. and that's a real challenge. and in new orleans for a long time, the system was also that one public defender was assigned to one courtroom, and the same judge. so they were always arguing before the same judge. >> yeah. >> and the problem with that is that they were then kind
. >>, and security secretary janet napolitano is testifying in the debate over immigration reform. she is testifying before the senate judiciary committee. her appearance comes after a daylong hearing monday that exposed deep divisions on the immigration bill with republicans arguing it does too little on border security and, and some also saying the measure could be reexamined in light of the events in boston. one was a naturalized citizen in the other what had his green card. >> bart is saying this morning that a woman was not injured when a train ran over her after she jumped onto the tracks at a san francisco station. this all happened in front of an oncoming train on the 24 stati street station last night. the train was right or the woman as a past of the station and did not answer her as she played on the tracks. bart police found a woman who is in her fifties with no visible injuries. she is being held for a psychological evaluation. >> a live look at the sunshine, it is still a nice warm morning. wow, iw,'ve been claritin clear for 10 days!s! when yenour allergies start, doctdoors recommend
eric holder, janet napolitano, key members of president obama's cabinet all coming together to talk with him at the white house to update him with what's going on in washington. we have seen some of the roar reactions -- other reactions going on. there was a moment of silence at all major league baseball games last night. we're told there will be another moment of silence at all baseball games tonight. the new york stock exchange paused for a moment of silence before trading began. all around the country and the world we're seeing people respond to what is happening here, not only on the criminal investigation but also on a very human scale. >> emily, i know you were talking about that very key piece of information, they do not believe there are any additional threats but the crime scene will likely be there for a few days. >> reporter: can you let us know-- how does it feel there? people i imagine are on edge. >> reporter: on edge. you take a look behind me and you think it's any normal day or place. people are about to enjoy a beautiful tuesday april morning. howf, you go over --
and despite our best efforts to monitor chatter we didn't hear any. even janet napolitano the homeland security secretary says they don't have any reason to believe there's a larger connection-- or a larger plot unfolding, i have it right here. right now there's no current indication that the boston marathon bombings were a part of a broader plot. your thoughts on that statement. >> well, we don't know-- >> that's for marc thiessen. >> okay, yeah, we don't know whether or not there was an international element and even if it turns out it was islamic extremists we don't know if it's al-qaeda central or al-qaeda arabia peninsula or lone jihadist like hassan or somebody in the fort hood shooting. we don't know. if it was an al-qaeda central plot this would be puzzling. it's not their m-o. one of the mysteries after 9/11, why didn't they do stuff like that after 9/11. they were going tore the bick bick-- they were going for the big ones. and blowing up planes or a tower. they could have done a string of bombings, if we've made it so hard for 9/11 and they've shifted tactics, it could be th
mueller here. homeland security direct janet napolitano. secretary of state john kerry. the entire national security apparatus paying attention here. the concern they're looking for right now is are there connections between these two brothers and international terrorist organizations? they're looking at that and whether or not they were acting essential essentially on their own or did they have supporters here? this is what is consuming the rity tea thite e entire national house. >> coming at the end of an extraordinary week. >> one of the tensest weeks of the obama presidency, you had the bombing in massachusetts, at the boston marathon, and then not long after we were trying to grasp that, you had the ricin letters, one addressed to the president of the united states and another one addressed to senator roger wicker on capitol hill. ricin poisonous, that was entirely unconnected. of course, the explosion at the fertilizer plant outside of waco, texas, an extraordinary week. as it's unfolding you don't know if the events are connected or not. a very tense week. by the way, a thor
on the exact amount of how much it is costing the city. >> homeland security secretary janet napolitano steps of to the plate today in the debate over immigration over all. will testify before the senate judiciary committee. some questions will come up from public senators skeptical of the legislation and of the obama administration record on border security. the t s a is changing its tune about loosening its policies by allowing small lies on the plains. federal officials say, there temporarily delayed a policy that would allow passengers to carry small knives with them for security. the t s a says, it needs more time to consider feed back from an advisory committee. the committee includes the aviation industry and consumer and law-enforcement officials. the policy is been fiercely opposed by flight attendants unions. it was slated to go into effect thursday. >> new york city may soon become the largest city in america to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21. the city council on available poll monday to increase the threshold from 18. that is the federal minimum. four states and s
tell you that homeland security secretary janet napolitano, she is also appearing at a judiciary committee hearing this morning on immigration reform. happening right now. wolf, given the fact that both suspects immigrated to this country in the last decade, expect the case to come up. wolf. >> just to recap the senate intelligence committee will have a separate briefing with the fbi, the house intelligence committee will have their hearing, both will be behind closed doors, no media allowed inside. is that right? >> that's right. and that's typically what happens in these cases, wolf. because there -- there might be sensitive national security details that are divulged during the hearings, they are often closed to the public. however, we'll be staking out during those hearings and trying to find out, what, if anything, being said about whether or not some red flags were missed in the case of tamerlan tsavraev in his trip to russia back in 2011. wolf. >> and everybody agrees, the most important thing right now, to learn lessons from what happened, not necessarily for recriminatio
campbell reports, janet napolitano first focused on the boston marathon bombings. >> reporter: she says the department of homeland security is helping with that investigation in boston. we're taking a live look right now at the senate committee where california senator dianne feinstein just asked questions a few moments ago about student visas. napolitano said they are determined to learn from this boston. >> all of us here are committed to finding out why this happened, what more we can do to prevent attacks like this in the future and making sure those responsible for this terror face justice. >> reporter: some republican senators say the boston terror attack prevents several national security questions and they need to be answered before moving forward with immigration reform. others argue implementing reform would bring some out of the shadows. the secretary of homeland security's response to this when i see you next hour. back to you. >>> could ben bernanke not trick around for a third time? banking insiders there are new signs that he may be ready to step down. he recently announc
, the attorney general, eric holder, and the secretary of the department of homeland security, janet napolitano. also we're being told that the police officer who was killed overnight, sean collier, was 26 years old. and had been on the police force at the massachusetts institute of technology only since 2012. he was new. new on the job. >> a few minutes ago secretary of state john kerry said, we are part of the way there in bringing the boston bombing suspects to justice. cbs news national security analyst juan duarte is in washington. what is the white house concerned about right now? >> they want to make sure the federal government, the fbi, the federal services are supporting the manhunt as much as possible. but i think it's important to keep in mind that the white house wants to make sure that nothing further happens. they want to ensure that federal resour resources, state and local authorities are doing not only everything to find the suspect but to make sure there isn't further death and destruction contin. i think that explains the caution and movement by authorities. this is certainly
not help in the era of sandy and boston bombings. he said that in a hearing with janet napolitano. they link the bombing to the sequester cutting. i calling it the to littization of posten. what do you have here? >> the ambulance chaser stock you like so much reporting here real soon. i just want to say, you know, stocks are under pressure, threatening around where i mentioned it initially. the street's looking for 42 cents, a month ago, looking for 34 cents. i hope it breaks out through 30 on close. >> what's the ambulance chasing angle? >> the guys with the patent controls, give patents, shake down companies for money. >> and you like this company? >> it's cynical, but i like the fact if they devised something in the garage and it's good, this company helping her so that a big company doesn't steal it. >> oh, really, sure of that? that's your interpretation. >> that's my interpretation. >> don't look in my garage, by the way. >> happy called the ambulance chasers? >> i'm paraphrasing. >> oh, really? >> csx, crude oil, makes the cars that carries this stuff. it's under pressure,
with an understanding to do something about it. dagen: janet napolitano saying can't do these budget cuts make it tougher for us to respond to incidents like austin and even hurricane sandy? will it also change the way people respond. >> republicans are looking for a way out of that defense sector. there will be more pressure put on them right now. the people who wanted to wobble anyways, will be wobbling harder. we will not increase spending on anything right now. connell: i know it is tough a couple days after something like this happens and the development that are happening today, but what is your opinion? should we change the focus? >> in some ways it should focus our focus. think about 9/11. we reacted to that with a big massive freak out, for lack of a better word. we are still taking off our shoes at the airports. we thought we needed to do something. let's remember that as we react to boston right now. let's focus on that. we need to realize that facing this horrifying attack, we will not make it better with coming up with security theater to the measures. dagen: it is almost impossib
immigration proposal. then janet napolitano testifies about national security and the 2014 budget request. later, president obama speaks of the interfaith service for boston bombing victims. up, rebecca kaplan discusses bipartisan immigration reform put out by digging of age. then a look at the latest developments in -- put out by the gain o eightng olater o gue. census bureau and the housing council. washington journal is live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. friday the senate judiciary committee examines the reform 8.ofsal by the gain o eightng live coverage starts up 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> i urge you to come up with the number to tell the american people we have our responsibility as well as. for you to say we will see how things turn not, i believe it is a tragic mistake we may pay a heavy price. that? i comment on i did not say to be vague. inextricably linked to the level we need. >> you of to wait until 2014 to determine five a? >> we do not i suggest this is their first summer. this summer will be the bellwether into 2014 and beyond. >> this weekend the mari
secretary janet napolitano testified for an immigration bill by a bipartisan group of senators known as the beginning of a. she was before the committee for two and a half hours. >> good morning, everybody. i know we're on a tight schedule. the secretary has to testify later today for appropriations. i want to commend you for working so hard on the coordinated national security effort in boston. the middle of the night, early morning briefings on what has happened and the way your department, local and state police, the fbi work together is a model for the rest of the world and how quickly everybody was able to move. the patriot day bombing and the successful capture of the remaining suspect is why you were not here that day. i well understood what your schedule look like and it was time for you to be in the command post. a number of concerns were not part of the effort for comprehensive immigration reform. we return to testify about the ability of this. you had been here in february to testify about this effort. you said you were willing to come back. it is a testament to reforming
on this this morning. also from "fox news" this morning -- hear from homeland security secretary janet napolitano, her statement on the boston bombings -- that is the homeland security secretary. of senate marked a moment silence is today in their chamber. house speaker john boehner marked a moment of silence as well. we are going to show you this picture -- here is the president getting briefed yesterday by the fbi director at the white house about what had happened. in annapolis, a republican caller, go ahead. response am calling in to the call blaming everything on iraq. i came to america in 1975. i was surprised at how little americans knew about national terrorism until september 11. iraq was in response to creeping terrorism for many years before september 11, 2001. this is going to keep going if -- not blaming things on on the root cause but on terrorism. terrorism has been going on for many years before iraq. i rack was our response to terrorism. -- iraq was our response to terrorism. host: what you think of this opinion in "usa today" this --ning, the right to this they write this -- caller:
. >> remember how the right-wing reacted to janet napolitano talking about an act of terror. they just flew off of the handle. >> stephanie: yeah. sue in rickville, hi, sue. >> caller: good morning on this very sad day. two things, a message to billy, the preamble of the constitution, we the people of the united states? order to form a more perfect union, we are 300 million plus. we are striving to make our union more perfect. i would argue, billy, that it is more patriotic to effect change that helps the greater good of this country. >> stephanie: that's right. and you know as the official parenting specialist of the "stephanie miller show." as any parent knows sometimes loving someone means saying you are -- >> disappointed! >> caller: exactly. and uncertainty makes people very anxious. and anyone does anything they are can to get rid of that anxiety, so it becomes easy to find someone to blame and say it is this or that group to fits your narrative or be as moronic as bill o'reilly and have to criticize a word because they can't deal with their anxiety, and i under
. [inaudible] >> we are working hard. for the toxic said jones racing. homeland secretary janet napolitano and robert mueller are pushing commanders now. at next, mark kelly, a democrat of arizona spoke in favor of gun control legislation in congress and more specifically the recent proposal on background checks sponsored by pat to me -- toomey and joe manchin. watch the entire remarks at >> going to be voted on here soon enough than that supported by 90% of american households. 93% of households who have gunowners. also, when you look at conservative states like texas and arizona, it has over 80% support. an expanded background check is supported by 74% of nra members. so we have a bill here that is not the bill if it was my job, not the exact bill that i woulde aite, but at this point --hatpe >> mental health care has been one of my top priority since i came to the senate. glad people are beginning to focus more on the heala but if we are going to make poi. mental-health a part of this, let's make it more than just th. talking points >> testing one, two, three -- sin
. >> by the way janet napolitano was testifying on capitol hill about the boston marathon bombings and she said there is no indication this was part of a bigger plot. that's a little bit of breaking news there. >> hal: no -- absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. it doesn't mean they won't be tied to other things later. there is a reason why new york and los angeles and seattle and chicago are all on alert and watching out for stuff like that. because these kind of acts are too easy to do. they are not -- they do not require a level of sophistication. the local law enforcement and fbi all across the country has foiled plots like this before and they go under the radar because they aren't the kind -- they aren't -- >> al-qaeda -- it still exists generally takes credit for this stuff. >> stephanie: that's what i mean. charlie pierce was saying that he and his sportswriter friends have said this is what it is going to be. it won't be the super bowl. it will be one of the last open events like the boston marathon. it is almost impossible to stop somebody from throwing something into a garb
wasted on some way. >> homeland security janet napolitano testified before the senate homeland security committee on her department's 20. as they are in the secretary and the boston marathon. see the testimony on c-span and any time a >> i'm a former prosecutor and i've got a question that i just can't keep from coming out. based on the evidence at this point, is there any difference between sandy hook and boston other than the choice of weapons? >> well, in terms of intent, for death and destruction in injury, no. methodology coming at us. we don't know the motivation behind certainly boston. we don't know whether it's domestic, international -- >> or identical to the motivation in sandy hook. >> we don't know the answer to those questions. i think that it's impossible for me to sit at the table today and say they are identical except in effect dead pact. >> as i look at the evidence available, you have mass destruction and violence and slaughter of innocent. in neither case do we know motives. the irony is we are so quick to call boston terrier. why are we calling the man
secretary, janet napolitano, discussed the boston marathon bombings. in this clip, she was asked to draw a comparison to the sandy hook shootings. i'm a former prosecutor. i have got a question that is -- i cannot keep it from coming out. based on the evidence at this point, is there any difference between sandy hook and boston other than the choice of weapon? >> well, from a -- in terms of intent or death and instruction and injury, no. methodology, yes. we do not know the motivation behind boston. we do not know whether it was domestic or international. >> or if it was identical to the motivation and sandy hook. >> we do not know the answer to the question. i think that it is impossible for me to sit at the table today and say that they are identical except in affect and impact. >> as i look at the evidence available, you have massive destruction and violence and slaughter of innocents. in neither case do we know the motive. the irony is we are quick to call boston "terror." why are we not calling the man with the high-capacity assault weapon and high-capacity magazine -- why are we no
to a little bit of sound from homeland security secretary janet napolitano talking about these issues that people in boston are debating right now. let's listen. >> we have been collecting video from a variety of sources. as you might imagine at the finish line of the boston marathon, there's -- there's lots and lots of video. there is some video that has raised the question of those that the fbi would like to speak with. i wouldn't characterize them as suspects under the technical term. but we need the public's help in locating these individuals. >> so typically in cases like these, of course, the big question is whether releasing video, releasing pictures of individuals at the scene of crimes will hinder or help the investigation. and certainly that is what's going into this right now. authorities on the ground in boston telling me no decision has been made, but they are weighing releasing the pictures. chris? >> it's a tough question, joe, because on the one side of the scale, you have -- it could be tremendously helpful. someone could see them. there's a lot of speculation that wh
janet napolitano. that's on c-span at 10 a.m. eastern. here on c-span2 at 1 p.m. eastern postmaster general pat patrick donahue speaks. he urged lawmakers to allow the service to drop saturday deliveries to cut costs. also add one eastern on c-span3, the council on foreign relations will hear from the german finance minister about the state of the european union and financial market regulation. >> i strongly urge you to come up with a number to tell this committee and the american people, we have a responsibility as well, for you to say, well, we are just going to see how things turn out that will determine the size of the 2014 force. i believe is a tragic and terrible mistake for which we may be a very heavy price. >> senator, can i comment on that? >> assured. >> center, to be clear i didn't say leave it completely died. we are today advising and assisting at the battalion level. we will lift off the brigade level here this fall. the number of post-2014 is inextricably linked to a level we believe we need to provide advice and as fast spend you have to wait until 2014 to determine
as presented by the gang of eight. there will be a few different aspects. secretary janet napolitano from homeland security will testify before the committee. she willbay talk about border security, how to come up with a strategy for making sure we are securing our southern border there's also going to be two economists talking today. douglas holtz-eakin, former director of the congressional budget office. and another economist named peter, who is on the u.s. civil rights commission. they will testify about how illegal immigration can affect the u.s. economy. a hearing on friday. then on monday a second hearing. after that we have to see how the process unfolds. especially republicans on the judiciary committee are calling for more than the currently scheduled hearings. probably sometime in early may we will move to the markup process which is where the senators on the judiciary committee can begin offering amendments and releasing how they want to continue to shape the bill. we hope it gets passed out of committee and go to the senate floor. host: rebekah kaplan of the national journal.
. chief of staff dennis mcd u.n. nam. and others joined by video conference including janet napolitano and many others. i want to bring in chris wallace the anchor of fox news sunday to welcome him to our coverage on what has been an exceedingly friday morning, and chris as we welcome you good morning to you. what is happening inside the situation room as best we can tell as they try and sift through the information and try and figure out what is important, what is not and what is next? >> reporter: well, you know, this is all speculation. i think at this point it's become a very narrow focus, and that is where is this guy? and what information do they have? obviously the possibility in watertown of hostages being taken. i assume one of the other things they h-r als also looking at, does this conspiracy to commit the bombing and now these acts overnight end with these two brothers or is it broader than that. is it broader than that in this country, overseas? i'm sure they are trying to roll up and figure out exactly how far this conspiracy goes. there are a lot of questions, and,ounow,
security janet napolitano was scheduled to testify but was unable to do due to the ongoing investigation there. a member of the u.s. commission on civil rights as well as former c.b.o. director testified and discussed concerns and the benefits in the legislation. his is an hour and 40 minutes. >> the committee can come to order please. . apologize for the delay as you know there is a great .elay going on in massachusetts i hope everybody can well understand why the secretary napolitano will not be here. testimony. dule her -- hopefully senator feinstein won't mind me mentioning but she was saying and i agree on how proud we are on how law enforcement responded. i am distressed to hear of an officer killed and another critically wounded just as we e of all the people who were injured or killed from the marathon. i see at least one person that runs marathons in the audience asterns as my daughter and youngest son do. it should be been a joyous occasions, as most marathons are for spectators and participants. you for t to thank being here. we'll go forward. the bipartisan proposal we have t
security secretary janet napolitano. >> based on the evidence at this point, is there any difference between sandy hook and boston, other than the choice of weapons? in terms of intent for death and destruction and injury, no. methodology, guess. we don't know the motivation certainly behind boston. we don't know whether was domestic, international -- >> or if it was identical to the motivation in sandy hook. >> we just don't know the answer. i think it is impossible for me to sit at the table today and say they are identical, except in the effect of impact. >> as i look at the evidence that is available, you have mass destruction and violence and andghter of innocents, neither case do we note motive. the irony is, we are so quick to call boston terror, why are we not calling the man with a high- capacity assault weapon and a high-capacity magazine, why are we not calling him a terrorist? >> i don't know the answer to that question. host: bill braniff, do you have a response to that exchange? ofst: the definition terrorism is an often repeated question. it comes up and all kinds of c
employers would have to comply within four years. secretary, janet napolitano, shared with this committee in february that the united states citizenship immigration service recognizes the needs and unique nature as a pilotd has developed program to test the use of e- verify i and agricultural settings. i am waiting to receive an update from dhs on the status of this pilot, but let me ask you this problem -- this question, chuck connor, is dhs working to test the e-verify program with other groups? >> i am not aware of anything at this point, but we can provide any updates by surveying our membership for the record. i will just say that we appreciate the fact that in the legislation there is a recognition of the small business aspect of american agriculture and the fact that producers are moved, if you will, somewhat to the back of the line in terms of being fully enforceable, because we do have new proams up and running and we recognize that there will be glitches here and there, but ultimately the goal is to have a program for every farmer, no matter how small, that they have access to t
-span. today, homeland security secretary janet napolitano .estified on immigration policy it is the committee's third hearing on immigration since the senate so-called gang of eight released their proposed legislation. live coverage starting at 9:30 a.m. eastern, here unseat and. -- here on c-span. "the closinghor of of the american border" from "washington journal" this is 30 minutes. host: the boston marathon bombing is also having an impact on the immigration debate in the u.s. and some are drawing parallels to the way the 9/11 attacks changed the immigration debate in 2001 and 2002. edward alden is a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations. ted, i want to talk about the front page of the washington times. your reaction to how the bombing is clinging to the immigration debate? guest: we have heard quite a lot about it in the last couple days as more details have come out about the two men behind this. i don't expect it to have a significant impact. when you start to delve into what happened in the case -- and details are still coming out -- it does not appear to be directly relat
, janet napolitano, shariad with this committee in february that the united states citizenship and immigration services recognizes the need and the unique nature of ag and the developed the pilot program to test the use of e verify in agricultural settings. i'm waiting to receive an update from dhs on the status of this pilot, but chuck connor, let me ask you this question. is dhs working with your organization and other ag industry groups to test the e. verify program. >> i'm not awafer anything at this point, senator fine stain. we can update based upon the surveying of order. we appreciate the fact that in the legislation there's some recognition of the small business aspect in american a churl and the fact that producers are moved, if you will, somewhat to the back of the line in terms of that being, you know, fullly enforceable under the e-verify system. we have new programs up and running. we recognize there will be glitches. our goal is to have a program for every farmers no matter how small that they have access to the workers they need without incurring enormous expens
at the white house when jay carney brought in, among others, homeland security secretary janet napolitano. she said you know what? if this sequester goes through it will be bad news. delays at the border. furlough some of our border security guards. so if you really care about border security, you should not go through with the sequester. i was there on point here when secretary of transportation ray lahood good man i think has done a great job. he came in and he said hey, folks, i gotta tell you the faa is one of the biggest parts of the department of transportation. and they got nothing but people, you know. they don't have like battleships that can keep in port or whatever and we're going to have to cut x billion dollars whatever it is. the only way we can meet that goal is we're going to have to furlough. and most of our people -- so we have nothing but employees basically. most of our people or a good schaffer our people are air-traffic controllers so there is no way -- this is what lahood told us, told the world. there is no way that we can avoid this. therefore, no way to avoid what tha
the government should have known, and followed up on. today, senators were asking secretary janet napolitano about the older brother's trip to russia in 2012 because it appears intelligence agencies were aware he had left the country, but they didn't know that he had returned to the united states. take a listen. >> you said, i think to senator grassley, that the older brother, the suspect who was killed, when he left to go back to russia in 2012, the system picked up his departure, but did not pick up him coming back. is that correct? >> that's my understanding. i can give you the detail in a classified setting, but i think the salient fact there, senator, is that the fbi text alert on him at that point was more than a year old and had expired. >> it is interesting that the secretary says the salient fact is that the investigation had already been closed into him, by the time he came back. well, salient, also troubling. let's bring in former cia operative and cnn analyst bob baer. help us make some sense of this. the concern is that there was a slip, right? that this was someone you should h
>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano testifying about the relationship between homeland security and immigration policy. she was asked about the boston bombers, and the saudi student onlily questioned. you can see the entire hearing tonight on c-span. >> several media outlets reported that two individuals responsible for the tragic bombings were immigrants from chechneya. before the brothers came -- became the focus of the investigation, authorities questioned a saudi student who reportedly was on a terrorist watch list. i sent a letter to you this morning asking for answers to questions about the bombers and how they enter acted with your agency. i trust you would promptly responsible, given the impact that's could have on the immigration debate. with regard to the saudi student, was he on a watch list? and if so, how did he obtain student vees visa? >> he was not on a watch list. what happened is this student wag -- when you back it out, in the wrong place at the wrong time. he was never a subject, never even really a person of interest. because he was being interviewe
. also, gun and a polly anna -- janet napolitano talked about the budget. to department is proposing $9 billion in funding for 2014. here is the hearing from today. it is about two hours. >> good morning. this hearing will come to order. thank you to secretary napolitano per joining us to discuss the president's budget request for fiscal year it 2014. before we start, i want to take a moment to have for my colleagues. we offer our condolences to at the boston marathon. we offer our thoughts and prayers. thank you. also, thank you to our first responders who selflessly rushed into the chaos and to care for those who had been injured and in some cases killed. the lump or spent -- the local level to continue to investigate this tragedy. we are carefully monitoring the situation. we will continue to do so. in the end, we will get to the bottom of this. we will bring those responsible to justice. every american has a role in these efforts. if you see something, say something. see something, say something. we are reminded of those every time we go into a train station or airport. see somethin
the testimony of janet napolitano in front of that homeland security committee and the pieces of evidence that she offered, not a lot, but just a little bit about confirm to go suspects wanted, but not giving nationality or not giving identity clearly during that hearing. at the same time, james clapper, the director of national intelligence, was testifying on the senate side and you wonder how the focus for homeland security changes or could change as a result of this investigation. as we say, we don't know how this is going to end. >> bill, that's a great point. we also don't know how interconnected this is. we don't know how big it is. we don't know really if it could be a much bigger plot that involves a lot more people. talking to a few more lawmakers, they believe that more than just these two people were involved, but they don't know that for sure. until we hear that from law enforcement and authorities, we don't want to make that jump. but they're getting briefed about hyped the scenes as we look at the stand-off outside this house in watertown right now. >> brian: the a.p. is rep
. national security adviser to the president, jake sullivan, janet napolitano, secretary of state john kerry, john glenn is joining by video conference and again this meeting currently underway savannah. i read the names out because this is the first meeting we are hearing about of this magnitude in the situation room in response to the developing situation in boston. the president has been kept up to date throughout the night and morning. but right now, sitting down with his national security team, monitoring the situation. savannah. >> from the list you just read this is the comprehensive list of the entire national security apparatus of the government in the situation room right now being updated. thank you for that. we hope you standby. we want to get any breaking developments from you. >> absolutely. >> we will take a break as we watch these developments in b n boston but we want to turn to al and get the weather news, as well. >> the good news for the friends out west it hasn't been so bad and volatile as the east. you can see we have rain making its way to the pacific northwest. noth
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